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What is the 'Enable Always Editable Bill of Quantities' setting?

 Note

For Procore users participating in the 'Enable Always Editable Bill of Quantities' Pilot Program, be aware that this setting detailed is NOT currently supported when:

Answer

The 'Enable Always Editable Bill of Quantities' tickbox is a configuration setting in the supported Project Financials tools (see Which Procore tools support this setting? below). It providers users who have been granted the required user permissions to a tool with the ability to update the line items on a Bill of Quantities (BOQ), regardless of its status. 

Example

The 'Enable Always Editable Bill of Quantities' setting is available to turn ON and OFF in the 'Contract Configuration' section of the Client Contracts, Funding and Main Contracts tools. 

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The setting is also available in the 'Contract Configuration' section of the Commitments tool. 

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To learn more:

What does this setting do? 

The table below describes how this setting works when turned ON or OFF in the 'Configure Settings' page of a supported Project Financials tool. See Which Procore tools support this setting?

When the setting is... Users with editing permissions can perform these tasks at any time... Users with editing permissions can edit these values (except when a payment application for the line item has been created)
ON
  • Add new line items to the BOQ.
  • Update the 'Description' column on a BOQ line item.
  • Reduce the value in the 'Contract Amount' column to the 'Billed to Date' amount.
  • Change the order that line items appear on the BOQ.
  • Change the 'Budget Code' assigned to the BOQ line item.
  • Change the 'Type' assigned to the BOQ line item.
  • Delete a line item from the BOQ.
OFF
  • You cannot perform any of the above tasks.
  • You cannot perform any of the above tasks.

Which Procore Tools support this setting?

This setting is supported in these tools:

Why turn this setting ON or OFF?

In Procore, this setting is turned OFF by default. However, a user with 'Admin' level permissions on a supported tool can choose to turn this setting ON and OFF at any time. Reasons for turning the setting ON and OFF include:

  • ON. Turn this setting ON when project users need to update a contract's or funding's BOQ after variations or payment applications have been placed in the 'Approved' status. This allows users to refine a contract's or funding's value, without having to issue a new variation against the contract or funding.  
  • OFF. Turn this setting OFF when they want to restrict users from updating a contract's or funding's BOQ after variations and payment applications are approved. This prevents users from refining a contract's or funding's value and requires users to issue a new variation against a contract or funding. 
 Important
Procore recommends turning this setting ON and OFF before your team begins creating payment applications. Although you can change this setting at any time, it is important to note that Procore will NOT retroactively apply the updated setting to your existing payment applications. A setting change is only applied to new payment applications. 

How do I turn this setting ON or OFF?

The 'Enable Always Editable Bill of Quantities' tickbox is a configuration setting on the 'Configure Settings' page which can be turned ON or OFF by a user with 'Admin' level permissions on the supported Project Financials tool. By default, this setting is turned OFF. 

Procore Dictionary 1 Procore Tool Name Instructions
All Dictionaries Commitments Configure Settings: Commitments
Procore for Main Contractors Main Contracts Configure Settings: Main Contracts
Procore for Owners Funding Configure Settings: Funding
Procore for Speciality Contractors Client Contracts Configure Settings: Client Contracts

1 See What dictionaries and languages are available in the Procore web application? 

Anything else I need to know?

Yes. If you or a team member changes the status of a Subcontractor Bill of Quantities to 'Draft' after is was set to 'Approved', the amounts in the programme will need to be reallocated before you can set its status to 'Approved' a second time. You also cannot edit the amounts on the Subcontractor Bill of Quantities after a line item has been included on a payment application. For example, if you already created a payment application for a line item with a £100.00 amount, you cannot set its value to £50.00 in the Subcontractor Bill of Quantities.